Laser dentistry is an effective and precise way of performing various dental procedures .Laser dentistry has the potential to improve various dental procedures, but all depends on the personnel skill of the dentist i.e. his ability and skill to control the exposure of laser on the gum as well as the teeth surface, and control over power output. Special care is required as the laser should not damage the surrounding tissues.
Some benefits of laser dentistry are:-
The dentists use the hydrophotonics technique which uses the combination of laser energy as well as spray of water that help in performing various procedures on gums, teeth and teeth bones more easily. The laser energy is absorbed by molecules of water present in the tooth tissues. The laser energy causes a explosion because the water molecules expand which in turn moves apart the tooth particle.
Yes, laser dentistry helps to treat gum diseases by first targeting and then vaporizing the gum tissues.Laser dentistry is very much better than the traditional procedures that cut the tissues using scalpels. Laser is used to vaporize only diseased tissues which leave the tissues healthy and free of diseases.
Laser automatically forms clots/it seals the blood vessels as well the nerve ending. One can return back to work immediately after the treatment and there is no down time. Hence it is very convenient and comfortable for the patient as there is no recovery time.
Lasers reflect light with the help of a mirror hence it gets difficult /impossible to remove the silver filling i.e. amalgam filling as there are chances of fracture of mirror. The conventional drill removes the amalgam filling in first instance. Then laser is used to remove decay and the cavity that allows the placement of tooth color filling. Combination of conventional drill and laser is used for extensive works such as preparation of crown.
The cost factor depends on the personnel skill of the dentist i.e. how efficiently and skillfully the light energy is used, the location of the dental clinic as well as individual requirement. In some cases the laser therapy has proved to be much cheaper than gum surgeries. Some insurance companies also cover laser therapy, but this should be checked before going for the treatment.